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Temporary postgraduate contract: application and extension

A temporary contract for university accommodation may be available for visiting postgraduate students. For the best chance of getting university accommodation visiting postgraduate students should come for Semester 2, which starts at the end of January. Instead of University accommodation you can apply for private accommodation, please see our Private property letting information.

The majority of our visiting postgraduate accommodation is based at our ensuite self-catered accommodation at David Russell Apartments.  Leases are given for a single ensuite room within a 5 bed apartment sharing the kitchen/living area with the other 4 residents.  The cost of the accommodation includes heating at set times, light and internet connection but does not include VAT or council tax if applicable.  The University does not provide bedding, crockery and cutlery.  Visitors will therefore need to make their own arrangements to provide a double duvet, pillows and linen and any personal crockery and cutlery.  If you would like to purchase bedding, towels and cutlery there is an option for this on the lease you sign if we are able to make you an offer of accommodation.  The cleaning of the rooms and communal areas within the apartment are the responsibility of the tenants during their tenancy.

To apply please submit a Visiting Student Accommodation Application form (Word, 36 KB)

By email

  1. Download the application form in Microsoft Word format:Visiting Student Accommodation Application form (Word, 36 KB)
  2. Fill in the form.  Please ensure the department you are visiting complete the 2nd sheet on the application to confirm your visit as we are unable to process the application form without this confirmation.
  3. Return the form as an email attachment to: 

Further information

Enquiries, requests for accommodation and applications should be addressed to:

Student Accommodation Services
Residential and Business Services
Butts Wynd
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9AL

Telephone: +44 (0)1334 46 2510

You can also use the ask a question pages to help answer any queries.